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Monday, August 10, 2020

ASK TONI: Does enrolling in a Medicare supplement cancel a Medicare Advantage Plan?

Toni: Last year during Medicare’s Annual Enrollment, both me and my husband qualified for a Medicare Supplement Plan G over the phone from a telemarketing...

What’s your plan? (03/25/2020)

How are you holding up?  My Thoughts and Prayers to you and all during this unprecedented season! The 2020 Census is underway.  We need everyone...

Watchman on the Wall: Picking Wildflowers

Loraine Joy | Community Columnist Do you ever wish for things to be different where you live? In my 20s, living in Grass Valley, a mile...

Life, as I see it: So exciting

Cowbells clanging, family cheering, and the sight of my 9-year-old grandson and his dad crossing the finish line was more than exciting for this...

Life, as I see it: Examples

This week would have marked my parents’ 77th wedding anniversary. A couple of days later would have been my dad’s 93rd birthday. My folks, Jim...

What’s your plan? (08/05/2020)

I can work with the noise. Eighteen plus years ago I underwent a life-altering event: the Graduate was born. Besides all that bringing one...

Watchman on the Wall: Christmas in Costa Rica, Part 2

THE BUNGALOW: Upon arriving I really thought I would be sleeping on Isabel’s sofa. This wonderful family with seven children was a houseful, so...

Gardening Corner: Gardening helps with mental health

Gardens can help us cope with life whether it’s a new global virus or personal issues. If you have a garden you have a...

Life, as I see it: Down but not out

I have one of those backs that snaps like a twig at a moment’s notice. When it hits (for no apparent reason) it’s like an...

Life, as I see it: Time well spent

Our grandpuppy Kyra has been with us this week. The little Jack Russel gal is 17 this year.  She’s a little slower now; her...

What’s your plan? (06/17/2020)

I will say that the most difficult thing I have ever done is to jump into fatherhood.  To make it perfectly clear from the...

Gardening Corner: Spiders

Who knew there were so many spiders! Lately, I’ve seen a lot of spiders. Protect spiders in your garden because they prey on insects and...

Life, as I see it : The fall

In the last few years I’ve dubbed myself Wonder Woman. I did this because even though I’m getting older, I’ve continued to tackle and...

What’s your plan? (12/18/2019)

The greatest story ever told will be found in print surrounded by the cover of the Bible. As a member of the Church of...

Watchman on the Wall: Christianity’s Gift

What has Christianity offered the world? The weekend after 9/11 was the International Aglow Conference in Houston. Thousands of women came from all over...

Life, as I see it: Favorite places

There are two places I most enjoy going for a little rest an relaxation. The Black Hills of South Dakota and the Northern Coast of...

What’s your plan? (07/22/2020)

More times than not, I sit down at the keyboard purposely focused with the end in mind only to take a somewhat abandoned side...

Watchman on the Wall: Celebrating passover

Over 2,000 years ago Jesus celebrated His “Last Supper” the night before He died. This Passover revealed He was the Lamb of Adonai. The...

Watchman on the Wall – Look for the helpers

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers....

What’s your plan? (06/10/2020)

I lean toward the shy, timid type. I am uncomfortable in crowds and tend to break out in a sweat when public speaking. Why...

What’s your plan (07/17/2019)

The last two weeks have been busier than ever, I keep trying to convince myself that it can’t get worse. Last week all three...

Letter to the Editor: School

Dear Editor, Do you remember when “Sheltering, quarantine, masks, social-distancing and COVID19” were not a part of our daily vocabulary? As the fourth month begins, we...

What’s your plan? (07/29/2020)

One of the distinctive highlights about the nation we live in is our Constitution. It has cost the blood of many of our native...

Life, as I see it: It’s Official…

It’s official. I’m a crabby old lady. For the third time now, the movers have given us a date of arrival with our belongings. For...

What’s your plan? (07/08/2020)

Ever found yourself in one of those déjà vu moments? I have been told that too many of them isn’t a good thing. The...

What’s your plan? (02/12/2020)

Life has a tendency to throw you a curve every once in a while. I feel compelled that I should add a quip from...

Life, as I see it: Celebration

As I write, it is a Easter morning. We as Christians know this is a time of celebration indeed. This year especially, we are grateful...

What’s your plan (04/22/2020)

“Bonk” is a thought-provoking term. Not one that we would often concern ourselves with. “Bonkers” on the other hand, would be more apropos. It...

Thinking about Health: Narrow Networks of Doctors and Hospitals limit patient choice

Trudy Lieberman | Community Health News Service The next time you hear someone – likely a politician or spokesperson for a medical special interest group...

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